Houston CDAO Community


Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CDAOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

Houston CDAO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Houston CDAO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CDAOs, for CDAOs.


Navin Advani

VP IT and Tech Innovation

David Bowlby

Occidental Petroleum
VP, Data & Analytics

Vincent Cen

NRG Energy
Head of Digital Usage & Data Analytics

Partha Chatterjee

Shell USA
Data and Analytics SME, Shell Energy Americas

Sarah Karthigan

GM Strategy & Innovation – Data & Insights

Raphael Louvrier

City of Houston, TX
Enterprise Data Officer

Arun Narayanan

Renewable Energy Group
Chief Digital Officer

Hema Yalamanchi

The Kraft Heinz Company
Global Chief Data Officer


Adil Ahmed

Bristow Group
Chief Data Scientist and Director of Knowledge Management

Christopher Barringer

Mesquite Energy, Inc.
VP, Information Technology

Antonio Carbajal

VP, Data Science

Shyamala Chalakudi

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Head of Enterprise Data Analytics & Digital Technology

Jeremy Eade

BP Americas
Director, North Development Technology Solutions & Manager, Subsurface and Wells Applications

Laura Gardner

Head of Data and Digital Services

Devshree Golecha

TDECU-Your Credit Union
Vice President of Data, Analytics and Data Governance

Frank Hayden

VP, Trading Compliance

Shannon Hughes

CDO Enterprise Data Architecture Manager

Summer Husband

SVP Data & Applied Intelligence

Ram Karnati

Synchrony Financial
VP Data Engineering

Anu Krishnan

Shell USA
Head of Information, Data & Analytics at Shell

Justin Lo

Head of Data Science & Analytics

Anissa Lyvers

American Bureau of Shipping
VP Data & Analytics

Greg Nelson

Sr Director Analytics, CDO

Ellen Nielsen

Chief Data Officer

Hari Perugu

The Hartford
Assistant Vice President, Application and Data Transformation

Jun Qian

Gulf States Toyota
Director, Data Science and Analytics

Chandra Radhakrishnan

Sunbelt Rentals
VP of Data and Analytics

Dheepa Raju

CITGO Petroleum
Head of Analytics

Kunal Sharma

Head of Data Engineering and Analytics

Erik Tennison

Associate Information Officer

Milad Toliyati

Cisco Systems

Quang Ton

Head Of Data Science & AI

Boyan Vukichevich

Shaw Group
Senior Director Information Technology

Jon Walters

National Oilwell Varco
Vice President, Data & Analytics

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CDAOs today.

  1. Revising D&A strategy with a focus on generative AI
  2. Enabling a culture of data fluency through psychological safety
  3. Modernizing data governance with evolving business objectives

Upcoming Programs


December 12, 2023 | 1 day

Houston CDAO Executive Summit

Hyatt Regency Houston West

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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December 2024 | 1 day

Houston CDAO Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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